If you like to watch meerkats, you’ve got to check out this website devoted to their cousins, the banded mongoose!
The Banded Mongoose Research Project website
Watch this fun BBC video featuring David Attenborough and a band of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo).
More on this charming species:
Animal Diversity Web
Digital Nature Journal:
This little guy in the Mongoose Family (Herpestidae) lives in eastern and southern Africa.
It is the hardest thing in the world to frighten a mongoose, because he is eaten up from nose to tail with curiosity. The motto of all the mongoose family is, “Run and find out”; and Rikki-tikki was a true mongoose.
— Rudyard Kipling, “Rikki Tikki Tavi“
An old animal classic on YouTube
I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood.
I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.
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